Key Lime Pie Cookies

Key Lime Pie Cookies

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Ok, so hear me out on this one: key lime pie, but a version you can hold in your hand. No fork needed.

These cookies are like a mini key lime pie – but the graham cracker cookie is way studier than any crust (and, in my opinion, way more delicious!) This is such a fun take on the classic dessert!

I used key limes from Melissa’s Produce for this recipe. Since the lime is the star of the show here, you want to make sure you’re using the freshest limes!

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Ingredients

Ready to get baking? Here’s what you’ll need:

For the Graham Cracker Cookie:

  • 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For Key Lime Filling:

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 5 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

To Garnish:

  • Whipped cream
  • Lime zest

How to Make Key Lime Pie Cookies

These cookies are made in three steps: the cookies, the filling, and then topping them off.

To make the cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, brown sugar, white sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla, and egg. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the flour, 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Mix until everything is combined into a dough.
  • Add the remaining graham cracker crumbs to a shallow bowl.
  • Split the dough into 8 equal portions – about 1/4 cup each. Roll each into a ball and then roll in the graham cracker crumbs to coat.
  • Pat into a 2″ round and place on a lined baking sheet. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup (or other similarly sized cup), press a imprint into each cookie to make a well for the key lime filling.
  • Pop the whole pan in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to chill before baking.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately press the measuring cup down again if the centers have puffed up.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

To make the filling:

  • Using a stand mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Transfer to another bowl and set aside.
  • In the bowl of the stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. With the mixer running, pour in the sweetened condensed milk and beat until combined. Mix in the lime juice.
  • Turn off the mixer and using a spatula, gently fold in the whipped cream.
  • When the cookies are completely cooled, spoon the key lime filling into the center wells.

To top it off:

  • Top with whipped cream and lime zest.
  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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    Recipe for Key Lime Pie Cookies

    Key Lime Pie Cookies

    Key Lime Pie Cookies

    Yield: 8 Cookies
    Prep Time: 45 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 1 hour

    Ingredients

    For the Graham Cracker Cookie:

    • 1 stick salted butter, softened
    • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup white sugar
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
    • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    For Key Lime Filling:

    • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
    • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • 5 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

    To Garnish:

    • Whipped cream
    • Lime zest

    Instructions

    To make the cookies:

    1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
    2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, brown sugar, white sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla, and egg. Beat until light and fluffy.
    3. Add in the flour, 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Mix until everything is combined into a dough.
    4. Add the remaining graham cracker crumbs to a shallow bowl.
    5. Split the dough into 8 equal portions - about 1/4 cup each. Roll each into a ball and then roll in the graham cracker crumbs to coat.
    6. Pat into a 2" round and place on a lined baking sheet. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup (or other similarly sized cup), press a imprint into each cookie to make a well for the key lime filling.
    7. Pop the whole pan in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to chill before baking.
    8. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately press the measuring cup down again if the centers have puffed up.
    9. Let cool for 15 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

    To make the filling:

    1. Using a stand mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Transfer to another bowl and set aside.
    2. In the bowl of the stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. With the mixer running, pour in the sweetened condensed milk and beat until combined. Mix in the lime juice.
    3. Turn off the mixer and using a spatula, gently fold in the whipped cream.
    4. When the cookies are completely cooled, spoon the key lime filling into the center wells.
    5. Top with whipped cream and lime zest.
    6. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

    Notes

    adapted from Fun Cookie Recipes

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